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Letters from Prison: The Language of Resistance
February 21 @ 1:00 pm
A Conversation Between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Etty Hillesum
Presented by Susan Stein via Zoom
Martin Luther King, Jr. is 34 years old in 1963 when he writes his Letter from the Birmingham Jail. Etty Hillesum is 29 in 1943 when she writes her Letter from Westerbork, a concentration camp in The Netherlands. Reading these letters side by side, we eavesdrop on a conversation between these great writers and thinkers as they choose love over hate, live and breathe their commitment to non-violence while bearing witness to unspeakable brutality and terror, and make a home inside themselves as a dwelling place for God.
(No one will be excluded for inability to pay; contact us to make arrangements.)
Note: Susan Stein will be the guest speaker at our Sunday service at 10 a.m. today — live-streamed on our Facebook page.
Susan Stein is an actor, playwright, and teaching artist in NYC. Stein has spent the past nine years touring her original play, Etty, adapted from the writings of Dutch diarist Etty Hillesum and directed by Austin Pendleton, to theaters, universities, schools, and prisons throughout the United States and parts of Europe. Stein has been an Artist/Scholar in residence at Cambridge University, Duquesne, Boston College, Vanderbilt, and Chapman University. She leads workshops in writing and acting throughout the US and UK. Susan studied acting at NYU Graduate School and SUNY Purchase and received a Master’s in Writing at Wesleyan University. She was on the faculty of Princeton Day School for 13 years.